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Submission number 1424176243980-1704
Submission date 2015-02-17 13:43:06
Owner of the commitment Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)
Title of the commitment Online Clearinghouse on Information between Alcohol and Cancer
Commitment summary Together with Eurocare we aim to share the evidence on the link between drinking alcohol and risk of getting cancer on a dedicated website This information is not only little known among the general public, but also more awareness of the salience of the problem needs to be established among policy making stakeholders (Member States, European Institutions, NGOs, economic operators).

The new European Code Against Cancer ( launched in November by WHO's IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) recommends that "If you drink alcohol of any type, limit your intake. Not drinking alcohol is better for cancer prevention." This is based on updated scientific evidence on alcohol and cancer.

One in four EU citizens will be diagnosed with cancer, however only a few are aware of the link between drinking alcohol and cancer.

The Eurobarometer survey (April 2010) has indicated that 1 in 5 European citizens do not believe that there is a connection between alcohol and cancer and 1 in 10 do not know about the link.

Eurocare together with ECL will link their respective expertise in the fields of alcohol and cancer, with the aim of producing informative material.

This material will be distributed among ECL and Eurocare members widely.

This website commitment aligns with priority areas of the EU Alcohol Strategy, namely-
Inform, educate and raise awareness on the impact of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption, and on appropriate consumption patterns'
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Contact Point

Contact name Wendy Yared
Organisation Association of European Cancer Leagues
Title/Position Director
Chaussee de Louvain 479
1030 Brussels
Tel +3222562000
Fax +3222562003
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Background to the commitment (if any) This is an update that our commitment to provide information online between alcohol and cancer is an ongoing one.
Priority areas
  • Develop information and education programmes on the effect of harmful drinking
Start date Feb-2015
End date Dec-2017
Member states
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Other
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Type of commitment activities (principal) Consumer information
Type of commitment activities (secondary)

Information on monitoring

Objectives To ensure that the website is provided with updated information on the link between alcohol and cancer.
Relevance (i.e. how will the commitment contribute to achieving the aim of the Forum ?) By providing updated information (including peer-reviewed evidence), the website contributes to reducing alcohol related harm by informing the public that any amount of alcohol can contribute to an individual's risk for cancer.

Input indicators

Number of people involved 4
Time spent (Man/hours) 215
Cost (please indicate in €) 8750

Information on monitoring

Number of people reached
Number of people in the target group reached
Number of participants in different activities
Web site visitors
Number of products
Number of pamphlets/adverts
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Outcome and impact

Short term Raising awareness that there is a link between alcohol and cancer.
Medium Term Change in decreased consumption behaviour.
Long Term Risk for cancer due to alcohol consumption is lowered.

Evaluation details

Tool use
  • Internal evaluators
Type of methodology
  • Questionnaire

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